Monday, March 11, 2013
The Last Angel
Mildred Manning, the last angel, has died at age 98.
She was believed to be the remaining survivor of a group of 77 military nurses captured by the Japanese when the Philippine fortress of Corregidor fell in May, 1942. She spent the remainder of the war in a Japanese POW camp, under appalling conditions. She and her fellow nurses were the subjects of a book by Elizabeth M. Norman, entitled We Band of Angels. Mrs Manning was another extraordinary woman. May she rest in peace. Her picture and the obituary are from the The New York Times.